Medication and First Aid
It is very important that you advise the school if your child suffers from any allergies, including food-diagnosed allergies, or from any other medical condition including asthma. The school will arrange a medical planning meeting where we can record the details of your child's medical needs, any treatment they require and what we should do in case of an emergency.
Please do let us know if your child has an infectious illness such as rubella, conjunctivitis, head lice, impetigo, measles or ringworm.
Illness during the day
If your child becomes ill during the day, we will always contact you, having taken the necessary steps ourselves to ensure your child is safe and cared for. It is vital that we have your up-to-date contact numbers at all times, particularly mobile telephone numbers and that someone is able, if necessary to take your child home.
The school is only able to store and administer medication, which has been prescribed by a doctor for your child. If your child requires prescribed medication during the school day, please contact the office who can provide you with the necessary form and arrange a medical planning meeting if appropriate. Medicines are kept at school and administered by trained staff.
Please let the school office staff and class teacher know if your child has asthma. Please clearly name any inhalers. Inhalers are always taken on school trips.
Bumps and scrapes are an unavoidable part of school life, especially in the playground or on a sports field. Unless otherwise notified, staff will assume that it is acceptable to place a plaster upon a graze or cut that children may incur.
All of our school staff have taken part in First Aid training and some have additional paediatric first aid qualifications. When an adult administers treatment of any kind a child, they will complete an entry in our first aid book and send notification home. If a child has a minor head injury we will ways try and contact the nominated parent or carer by telephone. We use our judgement as to the extent of the injury and will discuss with parent or carer whether the child needs to be collected or warrants a visit to the doctor or hospital.
In the very rare case of serious injury, the school will telephone for an ambulance. If a parent or carer is unable to get to school quickly, a member of staff will accompany the child to hospital in the ambulance and wait with them until their parent or carer arrives.